Race, Racism and Diversity in Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Feb. 23, 2021, 10:00-11:30am (RSVP requested)

Join the Wilson Center for an online talk about race, racism and diversity in the Slavic and Eurasian studies field. Over the past year, protests involving the Black Lives Matter Movement have spurred organizations and universities to engage in discussions of race, racism and diversity in their workplaces and schools. The Slavic and Eurasian studies field is not immune to these conversations. Today, many in the field are coming to terms with problems such as a lack of racial diversity among educators and students, issues of visibility and vulnerability for minorities who travel to the region and both real and perceived unequal treatment on behalf of people of color. As part of the Kennan Institute’s Black History Month programming, several experts will come together to discuss the issues facing the Slavic and Eurasian studies field today and what can be done to create a more equitable and thriving field for all.

RSVP is requested; information is available at this link.


B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, master instructor for Russian, Howard University

Krista Goff, assistant professor of Russian and Soviet history, University of Miami

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, PhD student in history, University of Pennsylvania